By Shi Shi
September 15, 2014 - 12:32am
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted the annual event in Goldstein Auditorium.

With singing, dancing and traditional cakes, the Chinese community at Syracuse University celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend.

The Mid-Autumn Festival Gala, hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, commemorates the traditional Chinese reunion festival each year. It’s one of CSSA’s biggest annual events, selling more than 350 tickets this year. The event brings SU students, faculty and staff, as well as the larger Syracuse community, together through the shared celebration.

October 30, 2013 - 11:07am
Meet Cathy Sun, an undeclared freshman in Whitman, from China.

Cathy Sun, an undeclared freshman at the Whitman School of Management, was born in Guangzhou, China, and moved to Shanghai when she was 3 years old. But Sun wasn’t exactly raised in the Chinese culture. She spent most of her life growing up in northern Germany, where the family relocated because of her father’s job.

When Sun thinks of home, she remembers both China and Germany. Shanghai is home to her family, her friends and her mother’s home-cooked meals. She remembers China for the people, she says, but Germany was her childhood.

January 22, 2013 - 12:45pm
The artful Middle Eastern tradition has spread across the globe, reaching Syracuse's campus via international students.

For many, “belly-dancing” brings to mind an image of tall, Middle Eastern women undulating and twitching their hips in bars or on stages to seduce men.

Well, that stereotype has grown stale. Today, the belly dance has been adopted by nations all over the world, and is seen as more of an art form than as entertainment. In fact, it has become a favorite among the youth in the world's most populated country: China.

October 8, 2012 - 11:07pm
Reactions to the His Holiness' campus appearance were varied.

The "Common Ground for Peace" symposium has generated mixed views of the panel’s most popular guest, the Dalai Lama.

Outside Goldstein Auditorium, students who attended the panel discussion shared their thoughts.

April 19, 2010 - 8:37pm
It's easy to fall into a comfortable routine while abroad, but I decided it was time to explore Beijing.

I knew, coming to China, that I’d meet people from completely different backgrounds than me. I have classmates from Mongolia, the Philippines, Sweden, Portugal, Australia, France, and the Netherlands. The international scene has been one of the best parts of studying abroad in Beijing, and is something you can’t really get anywhere else. 

March 15, 2010 - 9:48am
There's no place like McDonald's when searching for comforts of home in Beijing

I realized that it would be a long semester when three of the other students and I snuck off to McDonalds for dinner after less than a week in China.

March 10, 2010 - 8:45pm
Looking forward to an excellent exchange rate, smog and a brand new language.

I’m headed to Beijing, China for five months to study at Tsinghua University through SU Abroad.